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Sexual health in Australia’s tropical north

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ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 5 June 2017 5:45 PM There are currently epidemics of syphilis and HIV in young Indigenous people in Cairns. These epidemics are out of control, and have crossed borders to to the Northern Territory, and in the case of syphilis, to Western Australia and South Australia as well. But in better news, Cairns is a nation leader when it comes to clearing the...

Syphilis Outbreak in Northern South Australia

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SA Health, Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB),15/5/17 The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has been closely monitoring infectious syphilis notifications in South Australia in light of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak of syphilis occurring across northern Australia. It appears that this outbreak has spread to South Australia, with sustained transmission occurring in Port Augusta...

Pregnancy outcome statistics (SA)

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Pregnancy Outcome Unit, SA Health: November 2016 The Pregnancy Outcome Unit undertakes statewide monitoring of pregnancy characteristics and outcomes to identify population groups most at risk and determine preventive interventions. This is undertaken through data collections. Each year, the Pregnancy Outcome Unit publishes two annual reports. Pregnancy Outcome in South Australia provides annual...

New pilot project to improve hep B outcomes for at-risk patients

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Burnet Institute, 28 June, 2016 Improved screening of patients at risk of hepatitis B is the aim of a new pilot project underway in Victoria, with early diagnosis and treatment crucial to reduce the risk of liver cancer. Cancer Council Victoria and Burnet Institute’s Screening for Hepatitis in At-Risk Populations (SHARP) project will trial four new interventions to help diagnose hepatitis B in GP...

‘We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl’: growing up intersex

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Guardian, Saturday 2 July 2016 18.00 AEST Jack was born with both male and female anatomy, with ovarian and testicular tissue, and genitals that could belong to either a boy or a girl. He has one of at least 40 congenital variations, known collectively as disorders of sexual development (DSD), or intersex traits. It was months before Juliet and her husband, Will, were told Jack’s specific...

Queensland’s worst outbreak of syphilis in 30 years rampant in state’s north

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Brisbane Times, November 12, 2015 Queensland’s worst outbreak of syphilis in 30 years has spread across northern Queensland with 500 new cases since 2010. Only four years ago the Medical Journal of Australia predicted syphilis – which causes lesions in the brain and blindness – would be eradicated in remote Queensland with screening and basic penicillin shots. The escalating rate of...

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